Proscenic P8 Review: A More Refined Dibea C17?
Here’s another one, this time from Procenic P8. What makes this 2-in-1 stick vacuum stand out?
Before I answer, what I like to do with Dyson-clones is to group them. What I mean by a Dyson-clone is it has the same design – top-heavy with interchangeable tools and a removable wand.
Next tier are the cheaper options with pretty good quality that cost below $170. These include brands like Dibea, Rollibot and Proscenic.
In this review, we’ll be talking about the Proscenic P8 cordless 2-in-1 stick vacuum. In terms of features and looks, it is almost similar to the Dibea C17 but with better tools and overall refinement.
A quick look at the features
- 2-in-1 cordless vacuum that transforms from a stick vacuum to a handheld
- Without the main floor tool and extension wand it only weighs 4.5 pounds
- 2,200mAh removable lithium ion battery will run between 20 and 30 minutes
- The entire vacuum body is washable so it’s pretty easy to clean
- Comes with a wall mount for easy storage
- Comes with 4 additional tools aside from the extension wand – soft dusting brush, multi-angled brush, slit cleaning soft hair and main motorized head
- Compatible with 100-240 volt outlets
- Fingertip controls
- 1 year warranty
- Cheaper option than a Dyson V6 or V8 – it’s easily more than $100 cheaper
- Better set of tools than a Dibea C17 of F6
- Removable battery means this will last longer in terms of service life
- Easy to empty bin
- Very decent run time of up to 30 minutes
- Will not deep clean carpet
- Motorized brush does not reach to the edges of the cleaning tool so edge cleaning isn’t as good as a Dyson
- Cyclonic filtration not very good which means you will have to clean the filter often
- No post-motor HEPA filtration
What to expect from the Proscenic P8 Stick?
This vacuum in my opinion looks like the Dibea C17 with a few exceptions. Both have the same trigger mechanism and faux cyclonic molding on top of the dirt bin.
And if you look at the floor tool – it’s exactly the same. It uses the same red and blue soft bristle brush and has the same sliding lock mechanism. The only difference between the cleaning heads would be the color scheme.
Watch this video from Tech Walls to see what comes in the box and what tools you’ll get inside the box?
Aside from the main cleaning head, you’ll also get a flexible soft dusting brush, a combo crevice/brush tool and multi-angled stiff brush tool great cleaning pet hair off upholstery.
All these tools are great for cleaning different parts of your home. The main cleaning head obviously is great for cleaning floors – both carpet and bare floor.
Round bristle tool works great for cleaning small areas like bookshelves or keyboards.
Narrow combination (crevice and brush) works great on narrow areas between sofa cushions or in-between car seats.
Stiff bristle tool is handy when cleaning pet hair on fabric.
Proscenic also comes with a bracket where you can store tools and a wall mount to store the vacuum.
Versatile Floor to Ceiling Capability
With a removable wand and interchangeable tools, you can clean just about any part of your home.
Biggest difference between a brand like a Proscenic and something more refined like a Shark or Dyson would be the refinement of tools.
Don’t expect this to have as good a cyclonic filtration as a Dyson. To be honest, nothing comes close.
Without the wand and floor tool, the handheld part of this vacuum weighs just 4.5 pounds.
Add the floor tool and wand, weight increases to 6 pounds more or less.
If you have a multi-level home, this is a great tool to have for cleaning up different areas without having to drag a heavy upright.
Easy to Empty Dust Bin
Like all 2-in-1 vacuums with the Dyson cordless blueprint, this vacuum’s bin has a trap door design that opens at the bottom. It is designed with the idea of dirt just falling off through gravity when you open it.
What I like about the Proscenic design is that baffle in the middle of the bin that keeps dirt at the bottom. Unlike the Dyson where dust seeps through the filter area, Proscenic does not seem to have these issues.
One feature I like is the removable battery giving you the option to replace it if it goes bad.
You can also buy an extra battery if you need to extend the run time but the battery has to be plugged in the vacuum for it to charge.
Only the Shark ION Rocket allows you to charge the battery on the vacuum or of it.
Washable & Recyclable Bin and Body
Proscenic says that the vacuum body (except the motor – where the trigger is) and bin are washable. This makes it easy to deep clean these parts if you need to. But make sure that these are full dry before charging it.
This versatile vacuum comes with a 12-month warranty.
Bare Floor Cleaning
In terms of suction, the Proscenic P8 has enough of it to cleaning bare floors like tile or hardwood. I reckon that it’ll have the same performance as the Dibea C17 so it’s expect a capable floor cleaning tool.
However, edge cleaning won’t be as good because the brush roll does not extend to the edges.
It will also struggle a bit on large piles of dirt – this is what separates the Dyson V8 and Shark IONFlex thanks to the soft roller head.
Even with the soft bristles, the Proscenic P8 is can clean surface dirt on carpet. But do not expect this to deep clean. And it’ll only be able to clean on low pile carpet.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use this on thicker pile carpet because it lacks agitation and power.
Again, you have to expect a similar performance to the Dibea C17 and F6 which actually is pretty good based on my cleaning tests.
If you look at the toolset that comes along with this, it is fully capable of cleaning loose dirt and dust on upholstery. But it lacks a mini turbo brush that would be nice to have for cleaning pet hair on fabric upholstery.
|Attachments||Soft Dusting Brush|
Slit Cleaning Soft Hair
Main motorized cleaning head
|Brush roll on/off|
4 to 5 hrs.
20 mins (max mode)
30 mins (normal mode)
approx. 350 ml
7000 Pa (max mode)
4000 Pa (normal mode)
What Consumers Say
A lot of consumers were happy with how this cordless stick vacuum cleaned their homes. The price is a big reason why this gotten high ratings. At just a little under $160, this much cheaper than a Dyson V6.
Reviews say that run time is around 20 to 30 minutes, less if you turn on the max function. One neat feature would be the locking mechanism wherein you won’t need to constantly squeeze the trigger for power. It’ll put less of a strain on your wrist and fingers when using it.
The tools also lock in place with a click which is nice for a vacuum at this price point.
One downside would be the lack of agitation that limits this to being effective on low pile carpet.
Emptying this is also easy because dirt falls off from the bin thanks to the baffle that keeps dirt at the bottom.
Where to Buy This?
The best place to buy this would be in Amazon because of their excellent after sales service and the availability of extended warranty just in case a 1 year warranty is not enough for you.
You can also get free 2-day shipping if you avail of the Amazon Prime (yes, even the free trial).
To Wrap It Up
The Proscenic P8 is a great tool to have if you need a versatile cleaner that can clean high traffic areas.
You won’t need to spend as much on a Dyson or even a Shark but performance is decent enough in homes without high pile carpet.
Suction is decent enough to clean surface dirt on carpet and on bare floor it’s more than enough.
Overall this is a versatile enough product with enough tools to every part of your home and inside the vehicle.